Lesley Moreau

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Lesley grew up in New Bedford, MA, came to Boston for college, and stuck around. She holds a master's degree in criminal justice and an MFA in creative writing. Lesley is a playwright and has had her work produced in Boston, New York, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Texas. Lesley lives in Dorchester with her husband and 3-year-old son. She is a proud and unapologetic "one and done" mom. Lesley loves traveling, true crime docs and inspired scripted series, reading, coffee, face masks, and family game nights.
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Daniel Tiger, Stop Giving My Kid Ideas

“I want to make banana muffins,” my son informed me one morning while we were getting ready for the day. It was a weekday. I had to go into the office for work, and...
Boston Children's Museum sock skating rink

Things to Do at Boston Children’s Museum | Winter 2023

Looking for something to do with your little ones this winter? You've come to the right place! Boston Moms is thrilled to partner with Boston Children's Museum to bring you this MOM'S EYE VIEW...

I Miss the Baby Stage, But I’m OK It’s Over

I recently realized that I haven’t changed the diaper pail in a couple of months. As a matter of fact, we don’t even need it anymore. This was always one of my least favorite...

I’m Tired of Being the Daycare Pick-Up Villain

We’ve been doing pretty much the same drop-off and pick-up routine since my son started daycare at 4 months old. I drop him off in the mornings, and my husband does the pick-ups. When...

A Public Apology to My Parents

Dear Mom and Dad, I totally get it now. And I am so sorry. Let me explain. I can vividly remember being an exuberant 7-year-old who loved theme parks, the thrills and chills from roller coasters, and...

The 5 Stages of “Grief” (as Told by a Toddler)

I’m having the time of my life. I just got back from a dentist checkup, and they even let me move the chair up and down all by myself! They gave me a sticker...

Tips and Tricks to Keep Toddlers Busy

Toddlers are active little people. They are curious by nature and love being engaged. If you are a mom, chances are good you need to get things done without a 2-year-old following your every...

4 Boston Coffee Shops That Aren’t Dunkin’ or Starbucks

I love coffee. Hot, iced. Flavored. Regular brew, cold brew. I love it all. And as a mom, it’s become vital. The days of sleeping in on the weekend are over, and hello 6...

Favorite New England Vacation Spots

With summer here, I’ve been thinking about all the possibilities of vacation spots or quick weekend getaways. Luckily, New England has so many great options for day trips, long weekends, or a week’s worth...

I’m a Planster, and I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way

As far as writers and their lingo go, there are two types: First, there are planners, who spend hours working on character inspiration boards, developing meticulous outlines, and sticking within those frameworks as much...

Challenging Yourself (Don’t Give Up on Your Own Goals!)

My pre-mom life was vastly different: My husband and I had regular date nights, I had a robust social life, and I had time to write and act in plays. Writing, particularly playwrighting, has...

Dealing with Loss and Grief During a Pandemic

Everyone lost something during the COVID-19 pandemic — jobs, life events like weddings and proms, routines, normalcy. Learning to adjust to all the abrupt changes and disruptions was difficult. Seeing how the world was...